Recently got an E800 and thoroughly enjoying my first forays in to 5.1. However, I fear the upgrade bug has struck! At the moment, all my audio sources are connected into my 2-channel integrated amp (as well as the front signals from the E800). The stereo amp is a bit old, weary and occasionally failing and is next on my list of things to upgrade (gulp). My long-term aim is for a modular system (ultimately mono blocking every channel) rather than to have integrated boxes. So, in the first instance and given a modest budget (hundreds of pounds rather than £1K+) do I: 1. Plug all my audio sources into the E800 and concentrate on power amplification from the pre-outs on all channels of the E800. 2. Buy a decent 2-channel pre-amp to keep audio away from the E800 and then look at power amplification with remaining budget? I know that the E800 will not be as kind to my 2-channel audio signals as a dedicated 2-channel pre-amp (and music is a pretty important factor for the overall system), so would option 1 end up being one step forward but two steps backwards? Opinions on the path to righteousness are welcome, and any suggestions on kit to consider - more than happy to look at the second hand route! I was looking at the Rotel 1075 as a possible solution in the power amplification dept - one box to handle all 5 channels. Would that work in either option? Await your advice with considerable interest.